ECHALE

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Certified Since

February 2012

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Mexico,

Nicaragua,

Venezuela

Website

Echale a Tu Casa is a social housing production company that delivers affordable homes to communities through the implementation of innovations in construction, technology and finance. Echale a Tu Casa’s model aims to restructure community social networking and cure the flaws inherent in the self-building process through four pillars: Organization and Social Inclusion,Financial Education and access to Social Finance Trust,Training and Technology Appropriation,Program replication through Social Impact Franchise. Echale’s sustainable housing model brings a systemic solution for the selfbuilder families. Becoming a B Corp certifies that that both the economic and social values of our model are part of our mission and rates our effectiveness in accomplishing them. The Change We Seek In spite of unprecedented economic and demographic growth over the past several years, many developing nations are confronted with the perpetual problem of housing. Today there is a total housing deficit of over 400 million around the world. In order to cope with a flawed housing delivery system, most families construct their own homes magnifying the problem since materials are inherently expensive and financing for this segment of the market is limited. Thus, housing fails to fulfill its basic economic function of building household wealth and falls short in its social function. Echale Tu Casa seeks to revert this vicious cycle by correcting the flaws inherent to the self-build process, thus allowing it to deliver returns on economic, social, and environmental levels. Through Echale’s innovative model, families can build their own home becoming proprietors of a patrimony that they can count on and inherit to the next generation. Securing a house provides families, and entire communities, the opportunity to focus on their development and househols wealth

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, ECHALE earned an overall score of 143.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
143.7
143.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.5

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.0
Ethics & Transparency3.5
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 23.9

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security2.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.1
Career Development3.9
Engagement & Satisfaction4.7

Community 19.5

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.1
Economic Impact8.6
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Supply Chain Management0.5

Environment 8.9

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management2.9
Air & Climate2.8
Water0.4
Land & Life2.0

Customers 75.7

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.7
+ Basic Services for the Underserved29.3
+ Serving Underserved Populations (Direct)42.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score143.7
2018 Overall B Impact Score140.2
2013 Overall B Impact Score155
2013 Overall B Impact Score179.2
2011 Overall B Impact Score166.2

Additional Documentation

ÉCHALE-General overview


Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Community2015
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Community2014
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Best For The World: Community2013
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